COLLEGE STATION Got a business idea? Then pitch it.
Startup Aggieland, the student-led business accelerator for Texas A&M students staged its inaugural "Shark Tank-style" pitch at the Rudder theater on campus Friday afternoon.
Special guest Chris Valletta and a number of well-known business people and administrators heard the ideas from entrepreneurs.
Valletta, a former Texas A&M and NFL football player, has helped train Startup Aggieland members.
Valetta says, "This idea that a student has a viable business idea can turn that from an idea from a cocktail napkin to an actual revenue-generating concept, is really at the forefront of what universities are doing today, and I'm proud to be a part of it at Texas A&M."
A group called Aggie 3D won this first business pitch competition, including a trip to California, courtesy of the Silicon Valley Financial Group.
Their idea: to develop a 3D metal printing process with mass appeal.